Life is a great teacher. And the older you get, hopefully, the more you realize how much more you still need to learn.
If we apply our hearts to gaining wisdom, we can actually become even wiser than our teachers. But first, appreciate the wisdom your teachers have gained.
God has established the laws of natural realm and the laws of the spiritual. Paying heed to these laws can keep you from serious harm — the law of gravity for example.
I have met so many Christians with little to no understanding of spiritual laws, and who are bewildered and despairing because of those unknown laws at work within their every day life.
Unless they are in enough pain to listen, there is often scoffing at the idea that they themselves may have set something into motion, or allowed a law to repeat through ignorance or foolishness.
It’s just easier to blame somebody else. Or decide God doesn’t care.
There are a number of spiritual laws at work in your life right now. Like gravity, they can be working for you or against you, depending on what you have activated.
Add to these laws the Principle of Increase and you have the making of either disaster or abundance. When a farmer sows seed, he reaps a multiplied harvest much greater than what he sowed.
Here’s a spiritual law you don’t ignore without penalty:
“Do not judge so that you will not be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.” (Matt 7:1-2)
Sitting around mocking, criticizing, judging others not only causes your own spiritual blindness and pride to grow, but it will cause you to be on the receiving end.
Despising your parents for their failures, weaknesses, and sins insures that you yourself will have even more in your own life. In fact, in the very area where you judge and dishonor your parents is exactly where you will reap in your own life.
How many parents having problems with their children have realized that they are on the receiving end of how they treated their own parents?
We are usually so blind to what seeds we planted, and then we forgot that we planted them.
The good news is that we can appropriate higher laws and overturn the operation of negative ones in our lives through repentance and choosing a new way. The Word of God reveals this better way.
“But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Do not judge, and you will not be judged; and do not condemn, and you will not be condemned; pardon, and you will be pardoned. Give, and it will be given to you.” (Luke 6:35-38)
One of the major aspects of Biblical prayer counseling is to help the person see where they have violated the commands of God and begun a process of negative reaping in their own lives.
If you live in the Virginia Beach area, I highly recommend you attend our upcoming school to not only facilitate your growth in personal maturity, but to learn to save yourself from some pain.